Monday, November 27, 2017
Illuminating spray that really illuminates? Cover FX Illuminating Setting Spray Review
I use setting sprays daily, but I had never tried an illuminating spray until recently. The Cover FX Illuminating Setting Spray was in a recent Boxycharm subscription box and I was curious to try it. I don't really need setting sprays to lock in my makeup, since I have normal to dry skin and my makeup lasts all day anyway. I really wanted to use this one for the illuminating aspects of it. The Cover FX illuminating Spray does leave you with a soft sheen to your face without looking greasy or glittery. It is buildable. very lightweight, and quick to dry without leaving a tacky feel to the face which I really appreciate.
When I first tried this product, it didn't feel like I was even spraying my face. I realized that the mist is ultra fine and I would have to spray my face pretty close up. I'm very careful not to spray too much and I don't spray until my face feels wet like other setting sprays. When using the spray, shake it very well otherwise you will have a burst of fine micro glitter come through. However, when shaken very well, it does a great job. Don't let the term "micro glitter" scare you. It really doesn't look like you sprayed your face with glitter. It is so fine, that you are left with a radiant glow. When inspecting my face in a close mirror, I can see tiny shimmer specks on my face but I don't feel like it looks bad at all.
I'm not sure how this would work for someone with oily skin. I think it is more suitable for normal to dry skin. I don't feel like it makes me makeup last any longer than normal. Again, that's not usually an issue for me. I actually see it as a "finishing spray." If I want to melt all the powders down on my face to avoid cakiness, I will use another setting spray to do this. I feel like I would have to use too much of the illuminating spray and I would look too dewy if I used the Cover FX spray. Once my face is dry, I will lightly spray my face with the Cover FX illuminating Spray.